Denomination: 'Sunjodipi'
Trade name: Sundiascia Upright Blush Pink
Botanical Name: Diascia
Applicant/Holder: Suntory Flowers Limited
Administrative Division
4-17-5 Shiba, Minato-ku
Breeder: Jimmy Jones, United Kingdom
David Jones, United Kingdom
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2012-09-06
Application Number: 12-7723
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-05-23
Certificate Number: 4794
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-05-23

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Diastu' (Flying Colors Antique Rose) and 'Sunjodiblupi'

Summary: The plants of 'Sunjodipi' are semi-upright while those of 'Sunjopiblupi' are upright. The plants of 'Sunjodipi' are taller than those of 'Diastu' and shorter than those of 'Sunjodiblupi'. The leaf of 'Sunjodipi' is larger than that of 'Diastu' and smaller than that of 'Sunjodiblupi'. The pedicel of 'Sunjodipi' is shorter than that of 'Diastu'. The corolla of 'Sunjodipi' is shorter than that of 'Diastu'. The upper side of the corolla of 'Sunjodipi' is light blue pink with tones of blue pink whereas it is blue pink throughout for 'Diastu' and purple red for 'Sunjodiblupi'. The lower lobe of the corolla of 'Sunjodipi' has a yellow palate and no trichomal elaiophores while that of 'Diastu' has trichomal elaiophores and no palate. The spur of 'Sunjodipi' is strongly curved with the tip pointing inwards while the spur of 'Diastu' is straight or weakly curved with the tip pointing downwards.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, sparse to medium branching
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration below inflorescence

LEAF BLADE: acute apex, cordate base, absent or very weak glossiness, no variegation, medium green

INFLORESCENCE: medium to dense
PEDICEL: medium angle relative to peduncle, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: upper side is light blue pink (RHS 62B) with blue pink (RHS 62A) tones, absent or weak reflexing of lateral lobes
LOWER LOBE: broader than long in relation to width, absent or weak incurving, weak undulation of margin, no trichomal elaiophores, yellow palate present
COROLLA WINDOW: medium yellow
SPUR: short to medium length, blue pink (RHS 70C), strong curvature, tip pointing inwards

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sunjodipi' originated from a controlled pollination of female parent 'd221' and male parent 'd1411' conducted on June 7, 2008 at Penhow Nurseries in Carrow Hill, St. Brides Netherwent, United Kingdom. Seeds were germinated and grown to maturity. On August 20, 2008, one plant was selected for its growth habit and flower colour and further propagated by cuttings.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Sunjodipi' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2013 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11.5 cm pots on April 10, 2013. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on May 30, 2013. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Sunjodipi' with reference varieties 'Diastu' and 'Sunjodiblupi'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sunjodipi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiblupi'
mean 30.1 20.9 39.7
std. deviation 3.30 2.87 2.66

Leaf length including petiole (cm)

  'Sunjodipi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiblupi'
mean 3.5 2.4 4.3
std. deviation 0.21 0.17 0.30

Leaf width (cm)

  'Sunjodipi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiblupi'
mean 2.4 1.7 2.9
std. deviation 0.17 0.09 0.15

Pedicel length (cm)

  'Sunjodipi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiblupi'
mean 0.9 1.5 1.2
std. deviation 0.11 0.15 0.20

Corolla length (cm)

  'Sunjodipi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiblupi'
mean 1.7 2.1 1.8
std. deviation 0.18 0.11 0.09

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Sunjodipi' 'Diastu' 'Sunjodiblupi'
upper side 62B with 62A tones N66D lighter than N57D

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Diascia: 'Sunjodipi' (left) with reference varieties 'Diastu' (centre) and 'Sunjodiblupi' (right)

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Diascia: 'Sunjodipi' (left) with reference varieties 'Diastu' (centre) and 'Sunjodiblupi' (right)

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Diascia: 'Sunjodipi' (left) with reference varieties 'Diastu' (centre) and 'Sunjodiblupi' (right)

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